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Red Wine

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2014

    The 2014 Long Island Harvest Through the Lens of Macari Vineyards

    For the New York wine industry, nervous anticipation of fall isn't about the return of fireside cocktails, knee-high leather boots, and felt fedora hats, or tacit permission to eat like a grizzly headed into hibernation. Autumn equals harvest, and depending on the quality of the growing season, whic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2014

    Brooklyn Winery's Harvest is in Full Swing: Get a First-Hand Look at Urban Winemaking

    Wineries usually elicit images of gently sloping hills covered with twisting vines of grapes -- not brownstones with garbage strewn out front. But wine can be made in any setting. Set just a short walk from the Bedford L stop, Brooklyn Winery (213 North 8th Street, Williamsburg; 347-763-1506) makes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2014

    Women and Men Unwind, Spend Money at the New Aldo Sohm Wine Bar

    Tired Irish pubs, cougar lounges, generic happy-hour venues, and big restaurant bars have dominated the midtown drinking landscape for ages. Oenophiles, desperate to avoid insipid $9 pinot grigio and cabernet sauvignon specials foisted on locust-like swarms of undiscerning suit-clad co-workers, coul ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2014

    Want to Drink Better Coffee? Think About It as You Would Wine

    A few months ago, I had a conversation with a respected wine journalist and Master of Wine that left me incredulous for this person's surprising attitude towards coffee. Asked to expound upon the significant parallels between both drinks, a nascent but certainly timely topic, this industry luminary ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2014

    What It's Like to Be Part of the All-Female Wine Team at a Manhattan Steakhouse

    Washington state transplant and sommelier Jessica Certo, now a decade deep into her NYC residency, knows how to work the floor of a steakhouse. She's so good at her job, she can sell a glass of Chardonnay to a lawyer ordering a filet. And Certo doesn't work at any old steakhouse, but the impressivel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2014

    Simultaneous Four-City Wine Dinner Comes to NYC

    Will this be the wine dinner of the year? New York City hosts a lot of cool, inventive, and often complicated sit-down events, many of them inclusive of wine, but few are actually the brainchild of a winery that hopes to coordinate the dining equivalent of a four-ring circus from its base in Sonoma, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2014

    Meet Long Island Winemaker Russell Hearn (He Admits to Not Drinking Chardonnay)

    New Yorkers live in one of the greatest winemaking states of our nation, yet we lack the close bond to our local wine market that, say, San Franciscans have with Sonoma or Napa. In an effort to start a dialogue with the winemakers of our backyard and spotlight the delicious juice being made only a f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2014

    Why You Should Expand Your Sparkling Wine Horizons With Pet Nat

    No time is a bad time for a glass full of bubbly wine (OK, maybe when operating heavy machinery), so you should consider drinking more of it. You can expand your horizons in the category this week at Williamsburg wine shop Vine Wine (616 Lorimer Street, 718-349-1718): The retailer -- which is known ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2014

    Here Are Five Rosé Wines to Drink for Memorial Day (and the Day After...and the Day After That)

    Spring -- and the onset of Memorial Day weekend -- practically obligates wine writers to pen a piece on the unofficial arrival of rosé wine drinking season. I've no problem capitulating to such requisite; I adore this fermented pink drink -- the beguiling pale salmon to vivid fuchsia colors, and th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2014

    Here's a Wine-Driven Reason to Venture to Times Square -- and a Way to Score a Deal

    The New York Marriott Marquis in Times Square recently announced their upcoming wine dinners, which will be hosted on the 47th floor in the View Restaurant, New York's only rotating restaurant.

  • Dining

    April 30, 2014
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    April 30, 2014

    Bloomer Creek Wines Make Finger Lakes Hallowed Ground

    Kim Engle pauses mid-sentence as his eyes drift to the window. Looking uneasy, he peers through the foggy pane at his vineyards: "Sorry, the rain made me lose concentration; it makes me nervous." For four summer days, the rain had been driving down in unseasonably high quantities; that morning, the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2014

    Where to Look for Wine List Deals at Our 99 Essential Restaurants

    As we prepared to write about our 99 Essential Restaurants™ in Lower Manhattan, we spoke to the chefs and owners behind these places, asking them to discuss their history and unique place among the other eateries in this town. But we were also thinking of your wallet, dear readers, and so we asked ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2014

    Bordeaux, Argentina, and a Wine Riot: April's Best Wine Events

    We've all grown weary of the incessantly cold days of March; thank goodness April brings vinous relief to our lives with three highly anticipated wine tastings. If you've got an appetite for touring the globe through a wine glass, are partial to the left and right banks of Bordeaux, or like to tango ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2014

    Winemakers of New York: Peter Bell of Fox Run

    New Yorkers live in one of the greatest winemaking states of our nation, yet we lack the close bond to our local wine market that, say, San Franciscans have with Sonoma or Napa. In an effort to start a dialogue with the winemakers of our backyard and spotlight the delicious juice being made only a f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2013

    Why 2014 Will Be Your Best Wine Year Yet

    With the close of the calendar comes contemplation: what have I learned from the wine world in 2013 and what do I expect (or hope) to see in 2014? A few observations: the rise of a new breed of "somm", the demise of the wine score, the discovery of a Jedi Wine Master, and the impending Best Wine Yea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2013

    Nelson Mandela's Legacy Left for a Nation and Her Wine Industry

    Throughout the week, South Africans will gather to grieve en masse the loss of Nelson Mandela. A courageous statesman, Mandela began his political life as a young Soweto lawyer steering the resistance against apartheid, only to be imprisoned for twenty-seven years for his labors, later emerging to b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2013

    What to Drink on Thanksgiving? Let's Ask the Sommeliers

    More than any other holiday, Thanksgiving receives the brunt of wine pairing coverage: Articles flood the internet filled with musings, deliberations, ruminations, and annoying pontifications over what the heck to drink at the hallowed turkey table. Frankly, if you opt to have a breadth of varieti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2013

    What's Happening This Week: Dine at Aldea, Free Fireball & Cider, Beaujolais Nouveau, and Chilean Wine Pairings

    Just one more full work week until the holiday, so go enjoy yourself before you're stuck spending all your time stressing out about the turkey. Your week in food:

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2013

    A Vineyard Crawl in the North Fork

    Take advantage of the post-Halloween, pre-Thanksgiving lull in "pumpkin traffic" (how Long Island locals refer to day-trippers who jam up roads by the u-pick patches), and spend a day in the vineyards of the North Fork. The Fork starts just past Riverhead, and depending on traffic, entails an hour-a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2013

    Take Your Warming Cues from the Scandinavians: Drink Glögg

    As we really settle into the cold months (accept it; winter is almost here), we begin to look for ways to stay warm. Break out the electric blankets and fuzzy slippers, the cups of hot chocolate, and the pots of tea -- avoiding the bitter frost should be your focus. This year, consider trying some ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2013

    New Zealand State of Wine with Erin Scala of The Musket Room

    Erin Scala, originally from the state for lovers (Virginia), is currently having a love affair with New Zealand, especially the wines. She's a female force on the NYC sommelier scene and has run the wine show at The Musket Room (265 Elizabeth Street, 212-219-0764), New York's first restaurant showca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2013

    Perfect Fall Reds From Austria--and Where to Drink Them in NYC

    It's frightening that we are already one week deep into September and are marching towards shorter, cooler days. For many, the change in weather means a welcome return to red wine. But what do you drink when the humidity abates yet temps still hover in the shorts and t-shirt zone?

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2013

    Chef Alex Raij Talks Spanish Txakoli and Txistorra

    Food and wine are natural companions, so I'm polling some of New York's most illustrious chefs to find out what kind of wine they are drinking off and on the job. After establishing they actually drink wine (a surprising number prefer beer!), I'm asking a few questions to find out who's got a pencha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2013

    Num Pang Chef Ben Daitz on Easy Drinking and What Pairs Well With Venison

    Food and wine are natural companions, so I'm polling some of New York's most illustrious chefs to find out what kind of wine they are drinking off and on the job. After establishing they actually drink wine (a surprising number prefer beer!), I'm asking a few questions to find out who's got a pencha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2013

    Chef Frank Prisinzano Talks Oddball Italian Varietals, Terroir, and Perfect Pairings

    Food and wine are natural companions, so I'm polling some of New York's most illustrious chefs to find out what kind of wine they are drinking off and on the job. After establishing they actually drink wine (a surprising number prefer beer!), I'm asking a few questions to find out who's got a pencha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2013

    Aussie Wine Got Good! Here's Where to Drink it in New York

    If your last memory of Australian wine was an overripe Shiraz, erase it! The new breed of Aussie wine is leaner, more structured, and food-friendlier than before, and heading to New York thanks to a wave of young, dynamic winemakers and importers. Gordon Little and his fiancee Lauren Peacock of Lit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2013

    Empire State of Wine: 10 Great Bottles from the Finger Lakes and Niagara Escarpment

    As spring continued dragging her feet last week, New Yorkers traipsed through snow flurries to drink wine. Nothing new there, except that the second annual NY Drinks NY was in town, offering imbibers a taste of local wines. I focused my efforts on the Finger Lakes and Niagara Escarpment, two regions ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2013

    Don't Miss Wine Tastings at Terroir and a Vegan St. Patrick's Potluck

    Monday, March 11 Taste of Greenwich House The 11th annual Taste of Greenwich House, a fundraiser that supports all programming at the social services and arts non-profit, will take place at the Metropolitan Pavilion. Chef Anita Lo of Annisa will be the featured VIP chef and will sign complimentary c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2012

    Your Guide to Brooklyn's Wine Country

    Can't make it to Napa this week 'cause Jay-Z hitched a ride in your Gulfstream to his Barclays show? No worries, hit up Brooklyn, Hova's favorite borough, for an idyllic afternoon on the subway wine trail. Your chariots, the 5/G/L trains, let you have the drink without the drive -- can you name anot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2012

    Ladies, the Wine Industry is Courting You!

    Considering women now buy more than half the wine that ends up on the American table, a few companies have devised marketing tricks to stand out. I submit the following: Exhibit A The wine purse. No, there aren't pockets for your cell phone, mirror and gloss. That might make the packaging useful as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2012

    5 Best NY Rosés to Drink Right Now

    [See Previously: 10 Tips for Wine Rookies] As summer winds down (or up, depending on your plans), it's time to celebrate the pink drink that fuels fantasies of seaside, Provençal retreats. If I had a garden hose that spouted such watermelon-hued, berry bliss, I would fill a pool and host a fête. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2012

    Expensive Wine and Whiskey Rocks Are in; Happy Hours at Baja Fresh and Qdoba?

    People in the U.S. are buying expensive domestic wine again, according to a recent report by the research group Symphony IRI (via Orange County Register). Sales of bottles priced at $20 or more grew by 24% in the first three months of 2012. The top sellers: Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, and Pinot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2011

    Village Voice Vino: The Best Wine in New York City

    ​Do you enjoy savoring your Village Voice every Wednesday morning with a steaming cup of coffee? Well, here's a much tastier, boozier way to start the day: Village Voice Vino. Yep, we got ourselves a wine.

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2011

    5 Great Wines Under $15: Reds

    ​Mas de Gourgonniere, Le Baux-de-Provence (2009) T'is the time of the year when oenophiles (as distinguished from onanists) give each other gifts of wine, and dinner hosts impress their friends by decanting bottles that drink much better than the price paid for them. In other words, the gr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2011

    How About Some Steal Your Face Red Blend Wine to Drink With Your Cherry Garcia Ice Cream?

    If you happened to miss the Village Voice-sponsored wine tasting/Grateful Dead cover band event Wine Unplugged at this year's Atlantic City Food & Wine Festival, you can console yourself with the next best thing: a bottle of the just-released Grateful Dead "Steal Your Face Red Blend" wine.

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2011

    The House Wine Is Finally Ready at Brooklyn Winery

    jessicamelling/flickrA wine by any other name...​When you start a winery, especially one that makes reds, you have to account for some lag time between launching the business and seeing profit. It takes time for wines to, well, age. Brooklyn Winery, which launched last year, has also been oper ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2011

    Leo Schneemann of Café Kristall On Austrian Wine, Beyond Grüner

    Leo Schneemann​We're betting the first time you ordered the Grüner, you felt pretty cool. The crisp, oftentimes brilliantly acidic wines helped put Austria on the map, but the country has since expanded beyond white wines. Why not try a Blaufränkisch or Zweigelt? Or even a pleasantly mineral ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2011

    You Can Now Booze It Up at Joy Burger Bar

    Lauren ShockeyIt's time for semi-alfresco drinking​Joy Burger Bar now has even more reason to be joyful. After a month or so of being open, it now has its liquor license, completing the burger-fries-beer trifeca.

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2009

    Keeping It Kosher--Wine Recommendations for Passover Meal

    It's that time of year again, when everyone likes to round up the best kosher wines to pair with traditional Seder fare. The Feed lists several Israeli Cabernet Sauvignons, including one from Bazelet Hagolan in the Golan Heights. Tasting Table offers up a couple less conventional options, such as t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2009

    What to 'B' to Cube 63

    Every week or so in 'What to B When You BYOB' we ask a local wine store to recommend a wine under $20 to pair with the food at a nearby BYOB restaurant. This week, we ask Gabrio Tosti di Valminuta of De-Vino wine boutique (30 Clinton Street) to recommend a few bottles to pair with some of the dishe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2009

    What to Bring to Alto

    Every week or so in 'What to B When You BYOB' we ask a local wine store to recommend a wine to drink at a nearby BYOB restaurant. They're asked to consider the cuisine at the restaurant and suggest an appropriate bottle for under $15.This week, 'What to B' goes upscale, and sets its boozy sights on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2009

    South African Female Winemaker Dinner at Madiba

    Madiba (195 DeKalb Avenue, Brooklyn), Fort Greene's fabled South African restaurant, along with Gnarly Vines Wines & Spirits (350 Myrtle Avenue, Brooklyn), is hosting a South African Female Winemaker Dinner on Wednesday, March 11. Mark Henegan, who grew up in South Africa and owns the restaurant ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2009

    What to Bring to Abistro, Fort Greene

    Every week or so in 'What to B When You BYOB' we ask a local wine store to recommend a wine to drink at a nearby BYOB restaurant. They're asked to consider the cuisine at the restaurant and suggest an appropriate bottle for under $15.For this week's 'What to B,' we turned to Abistro (154 Carlton Ave ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2009

    Last BYOB Chance at Cafe Cortadito

    (photo courtesy of Yelp)Every week or so in 'What to B When You BYOB' we ask a local wine store to recommend a wine to drink at a nearby BYOB restaurant. They're asked to consider the cuisine at the restaurant and suggest an appropriate bottle for under $15. This weekend is the last chance to BYOB a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2009

    What to Bring to Caracas Williamsburg

    Every week or so in 'What to B When You BYOB' we ask a local wine store to recommend a wine to drink at a nearby BYOB restaurant. They're asked to consider the cuisine at the restaurant and suggest an appropriate bottle for under $15. For this week's 'What to B,' we're looking for a bottle to go wit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2008

    Good Wines from Surprising Places

    Wine from unexpected places has become an obsession around here, between my New York City urban wine post, and Our Man Sietsema's musings on Mexican wine. This weekend, I was perusing September Wine and Spirits on the Lower East Side, and came across a trove of wine from surprising places: Hungary, ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 27, 2008
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    August 8, 2006

    Din and Dinner

    Andrew Carmellini plays the Italian card off Madison Square

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    February 23, 1999
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